Diakité and Sachs Award 2017 – Theresa Traore-Dahlberg

The 2017 Diakité and Sachs Award is given to Theresa Traore-Dahlberg because, through her art, she chooses to tell stories that are far too seldom heard; because she tirelessly depicts the outsider’s perspective and struggle to be allowed to exist; because with courage, energy, and patience, she opens people’s eyes. Her films become windows into other worlds, and this gives a world’s worth of freedom. We believe she will be part of forming Sweden and the world in her own way, both now and in the future.